Tavia Thomas

Originally a flatlander from Kalamazoo, Michigan, I have lived in the Southeast since 1974. I have a BA from Emory University in Atlanta and a graduate degree from the NCSU School of Design in Raleigh. I moved to Wilmington, NC in 1980, worked for the city planning department as a graphic designer, and later taught advertising and graphic design at a local community college for several years. In 1999, I “transplanted” my family in Waynesville after discovering the benefits and assets of this beautiful area which to me is an ideal community in which to live. I've been a Waynesville business owner for 14 years and I find that my background in business and graphic design meshes very well with my real estate career and gives me the skills to promote and market my listings with a high level of professionalism and success. I find it very easy to share my enthusiasm about Haywood County with visitors and buyers from other places. Life here is so easy to "sell"!

Real Estate Qualifications & Designations
• NC Licensed REALTOR/Broker since 2002
• ePro, Certified Internet Professional
• Certified Internet Marketing Specialist
• Certified Negotiation Specialist
• CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) Candidate
• Coursework in luxury and vacation home marketing

Special Interest
Having started my international travels at the age of 7, I have always enjoyed interacting with a variety of cultures both here and abroad. This interest, along with my marketing and design background, has influenced my decision to pursue training in international real estate. I am now a member of an elite group of 1800 worldwide agents in over 50 countries who are committed to cooperation in global real estate marketing. With the splendors of the Great Smoky Mountains at our doorstep, an ideal climate, a relaxing lifestyle, affordable property values and investment opportunities, the world is looking our way with interest!

HUGE Price drop near Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Now 379K!

HUGE Price drop near Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Now 379K!

Log Home, Bold Creek, 3+ Acres, 4-Stall Barn HUGE Price Drop! Got horses? This beautiful upscale and spacious log home w/open floor plan and cathedral ceilings sits on a very private 3.45 acres w/ fenced pasture, babbling brook and 4-stall barn with H2O & electric. Home has generous wraparound deck to enjoy sights/sounds of the […]

Keller Williams Now World’s Largest Real Estate Franchise by Agent Count

After another record-setting year of growth, productivity and profitability gains, Keller Williams announced it has become the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world. The company added a net gain of 17,000 associates in 2014, increasing its worldwide associate count to more than 112,000. “We’re #1 and we’ve just begun,” co-founder and […]

Haywood County Sales, January 2015

Are you interested in information about homes that sold in January this year? Here’s a link to view them.

Recent Market Trends: Closed Sales in Haywood County vs. Western North Carolina

Haywood County has seen some improvements in numbers of transactions over the past year, however it has been somewhat erratic. In 2014, we are hopeful that we are more closely following the trends in the Asheville area, a market which is seeing much more growth. This chart shows the number of closed sales in Haywood County compared to all […]

Another Record-Shattering Year for KW! #KWBooYAH!

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Last Week's Economic News in Review

Last Week’s Economic News in Review

Courtesy of Movement Mortgage A flurry of economic releases crowded last week’s financial headlines as government agencies played catch-up to release back reports that were held up by the federal shutdown, and key among them was the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment report for September.The economy added 148,000 non-farm jobs in September, which put the […]

Keller Williams Realty Real Estate Search: Because your home search should go where you do.

Keller Williams Realty Real Estate Search: Because your home search should go where you do.

AUSTIN, TX (August 8, 2013) – Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate franchise company in the United States, announced today the release of a mobile app customized for each of its 88,000 associates. The company is the first real estate franchise to offer every agent and office an individually branded real estate search app. […]

Luxury Homeowners Believe Homeownership Is a More Sound Investment Than the Stock Market: Survey

Luxury Homeowners Believe Homeownership Is a More Sound Investment Than the Stock Market: Survey

Wednesday, September 11, 2013   In largest luxury owner survey ever, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate study reveals multiple homes and high-tech amenities are the new norm for affluent homeowners Existing home sales have been rising along with mortgage rates, and cash deals are becoming extremely popular. Much of this growth can be attributed […]

Haywood County Market Report

As of July 3, 2013 there were 1080 Haywood County homes listed in the Multiple Listing Service, down 11% from one year ago. In the past 6 months, 328 homes have sold compared to 292 at this time last year, which is an increase of 12% in closed sales volume. However, there are currently 14 […]